8 months, 17 days ago

Strategy and Innovation Roadmapping Tools

Strategy and Innovation Roadmapping Tools are new to Many, Even if the Techniques are Known Gartner has recently released a Market Guide for Strategy and Innovation Roadmapping Tools. The Market Guide profiles tool providers that helps those seeking to visualize the change across many layers and different states of change: plans, in-flight efforts, and existing assets. Today, […]

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1 year, 9 months ago

EA Rediscovered – Solutions Architects

In this next podcast in the “EA Rediscovered” series we will address various organizational models for Solutions Architects.   Should they report directly to a centralized EA team, provisioned as needed to guide project designs?  Should they report directly to development group leaders and…

1 year, 9 months ago

EA Rediscovered – Solutions Architects

In this next podcast in the “EA Rediscovered” series we will address various organizational models for Solutions Architects.   Should they report directly to a centralized EA team, provisioned as needed to guide project designs?  Should the…

2 years, 1 month ago

Architexit: Brexit Planning During the “Phoney War”

Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott is a leading European constitutional law expert. She recently gave a speech at Chatham House outlining the legal requirements needed to realize Brexit. She noted that, in many respects, we are in the midst of the “phoney war.” The “phoney war” alludes to the eight-month period at the start of World War […]

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2 years, 1 month ago

Architexit: Brexit Planning During the “Phoney War”

Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott is a leading European constitutional law expert. She recently gave a speech at Chatham House outlining the legal requirements needed to realize Brexit. She noted that, in many respects, we are in the midst of the “phoney war.” The “phoney war” alludes to the eight-month period at the start of World War […]

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2 years, 2 months ago

Architexit: Brexit for Enterprise Architects

My most recent research on gartner.com (“Architexit: What Enterprise Architects Must Do in the Face of Brexit“) highlights how enterprise architects can help business and IT leaders plan, manage, and engage with disruptive forces; more specifically, it’s about Brexit. Forecasting the impact on existing assets, in-flight or planned projects in the face of Brexit will […]

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2 years, 2 months ago

Architexit: Brexit for Enterprise Architects

My most recent research on gartner.com (“Architexit: What Enterprise Architects Must Do in the Face of Brexit“) highlights how enterprise architects can help business and IT leaders plan, manage, and engage with disruptive forces; more specifically, it’s about Brexit. Forecasting the impact on existing assets, in-flight or planned projects in the face of Brexit will […]

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3 years, 5 months ago

Sharing the Solution Domain Taxonomy

Sometimes, Enterprise Architecture efforts fail.  This is no surprise to folks in the EA business.  This failure occurred slowly, back in 2007 and 2008.  But it did occur.  It took me a while to realize it. 

I had developed a method useful for Application Portfolio Management as well as for Service Oriented Architecture called “Solution Domains”.  The method is good.  It’s a framework and taxonomy for high level descriptions of software so that generalized services can be created AND so that the portfolio of applications can be rationalized.

The method is good.  But I failed to position it’s use in the appropriate enterprise program in the appropriate way.  I failed.  Not the method.  Where we used the method, it worked brilliantly. 

I’ve learned from my mistakes, but being unwilling to let a good thing go to waste, I’m sharing the Solution Domain taxonomy with the world.  It’s not patentable (I tried).  It is useful, however, because it is a part of a business method that supports Application Portfolio Management in a completely technology agnostic manner as well as Middle-Out SOA.

I’ve put the entire taxonomy on my Enterprise Business Motivation Model site at: http://motivationmodel.com/wp/application-portfolio-management-and-solution-domains/ 

I may return here, at some point, and provide further details on how it can be effectively used.  For now, back to work!